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the fiery sky

The Fiery Sky

The Sun shone on the underside of the clouds this morning, lighting them up in a blaze of glory. Moments later the gloom had settled in, the Sun disappeared and an hour later the rain had started. Ah well. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 180mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

Foggy Sunlight

Foggy Sunlight

Fog covers the village of Blarney at the merest hint of a calm chilly morning and today was no exception. These are the trees across the road from my son’s school. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

The Golden Road

The Golden Road

It’s a beautiful frosty morning so I couldn’t resist the urge to take a couple of shots of this driveway up to Blarney Castle. You may even recognise it from the WordPress theme Twenty Ten. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/25s

Lego characters shot at f/5.6

Shoot manual mode with E-TTL flash just once

If you have an external flash (and this even applies to the onboard flash but that’s a lot weaker) for your DSLR try shooting with the camera in manual mode and let the flash light the scene for you. Canon flash units use E-TTL to figure out what power to use, Nikon and other manufacturers […]

Gougane Barra Bell

Gougane Barra Bell

A bell attached to the ruins on the small island at Gougane Barra in Co Cork. I have no idea what the 1025 on the bell means, anyone know? Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/80s

Vic

Vic

The London Underground, March 2012. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/20s

Everyman Theatre Seating

Everyman Palace Seating

Some of the seats in the Everyman Palace, Cork. It’s been ages since I saw anything there but it’s a great venue. PS. I hardly had to process this photo, not worth putting a before pic this time! Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/8s

roadster wheel-original

Roadster Wheel

Detail from the wheel of a VW Beetle parked in an iron smith’s yard in Oracle, Arizona. This was taken in 2008 when Automattic visited there and I have quite a few other photos from that visit to show you, if I ever get around to working on them that is! This was taken with […]

The Old Green Car

The Old Green Car

Not an old car but ye olde styled as was the fashion a couple of years ago. Stands out against more modern vehicles of course. Aperture ƒ/16 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/400s

Lough Swans

Lough Swans

Two swans swam curiously over to us at the Lough, Cork a few months ago. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/40s

No Hotel

No Hotel

Moore’s Hotel on Morrison’s Quay, a former hotel that is now up for rent. I’d never been in there when it was a hotel but did meet an interesting man who worked there. The woo was strong in that one! Edit: mouse over the image. Trying to do a before and after thing. Do you […]

Beautiful Evening in San Diego

Just a beautiful evening in San Diego

I arrived in San Diego a few hours ago and the first thing I noticed when I got into my hotel room was the amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. This doesn’t do it justice as the foreground is a little too dark but I wanted to get it uploaded with minimum fuss so here […]

The old lady and her dog

The lady and her dog

A mural in an alleyway in Reykjavik, Iceland. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/25s

Waterloo Geocache

Waterloo Geocache

There’s a geocache close to where I live near the village of Waterloo. It’s hidden away next to a bridge but I have not been able to find it despite my best efforts. Still, got a photo out of the walk there yesterday.

Servicemen Instructions

Servicemen Instructions

Cork City Gaol, August 2010. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s